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The Department of Political Science at the University of Calgary is a dynamic teaching and research-oriented department with great ideological and intellectual diversity. We are proud to be a department of scholars who have developed the national and international profile necessary to sustain a high quality teaching and research program.

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Recent News

Political Science invites applications for the following position:

Congratulations to the University of Calgary's Model United Nations Team who received 7 awards at the UBC Conference Competition held in Vancouver January 9-11, 2015:

  • three Best Delegate Gavels
  • Best Position Paper Award
  • Honourable Mention Award
  • Most Diplomatic Award
  • and Best Delegation Award

Brenda O'Neill speaks in the Department of Political Science at Carleton University on "Unpacking Gender's Role in Political Representation in Canada" part of the Bell Chair in Canadian Parliamentary Democracy Speaker Series, October 23, 2014.

The University of Calgary will be hosting the next Canadian Political Science Students Association's National Conference on Energy Politics. 

Registration for this conference starts on November 3rd. 

University of Calgary Political Science and International Relations students have complimentary access to the 2015 National Conference of the Canadian Political Science Student's Association ( being held in Calgary from January 21-25, 2015. You will need to request an access code from and then follow this link to register

This year’s recipient of the Donald N. Byers Memorial Killam Prize for the Best Statement of Program of Studies and Research was Mark Harding, doctoral student in the Department of Political Science. Harding received the award for having the best-written research proposal for a general audience. His research measures the extent of “inter-institutional dialogue” between courts and legislatures in Canada, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand in order to provide empirical evidence for how different models of rights protection affect democratic governance.

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The International Relations Undergraduate Program has moved to Political Science?
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• International Relations (IR) as an interdisciplinary subject is taught only at the Undergraduate level but students who are interested in an MA or PhD in IR should follow the link here as IR is taught as part of POLI at the graduate level.

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In the News


Anthony M Sayers & David Denemark, "Radicalism, Protest Votes and Regionalism: Reform and the Rise of the New Conservative Party". , Canadian Political Science Review, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2014, 3-26. PDF

Antonio Franceschet, "Immanuel Kant," Oxford Companion to International Relations, Volume 1, edited by Joel Krieger, Oxford University Press, 2014, 551-557.

Donald Barry, Bob Applebaum, and Earl Wiseman, Fishing for a Solution: Canada's Fisheries Relations with the European Union 1977-2013 (Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2014), pp. xvi, 178.

Barry Cooper, "Geopolitics and the Ukrainian Crisis."  In Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI): The Dispatch, Summer 2014, Volume XII, Issue II, p. 6-7.